RUMOUR has it the £81 EuroMillions winning ticket was bought in Little Lever.

The £81,381,673.30 payout, which saw the lucky ticket-holder shoot to sixth on the National Lottery Rich List, had gone unclaimed since Tuesday night.

The British winner came forward on Thursday — but has chosen to remain anonymous.

Rumours have been flying around on social networking site Twitter about the Little Lever ticket holder.

Ryan Colhoun wrote: “Apparently the £81 million lotto ticket was sold in Tesco Little Lever!”

However Camelot would not confirm or deny the rumour due to the winners chosen anonymity.

A Camelot spokeswoman said: “We’re delighted that the ticketholder has now come forward to claim this life-changing prize.

“We are unable to confirm whether the ticket-holder is an individual or part of a syndicate, however they will now be offered the full support of Camelot’s Winner Services Team.

“As with all major jackpot winners, they will receive independent, financial and legal advice as well as on-going personal support.”

The winning numbers were 34, 38, 13, 08, 26 and the Lucky Star numbers were 03 and 11.